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, the presidential campaign of 2004, and 2008, and first lady michele obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at an event this year where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i'd bought six more copies. i bought them for all my family members and to give out as christmas gifts. now after having read her book i can tell you it was a good investment. it helps me better understand my own family and many mysteries surrounding my own family. rachel l. swams's book is a compelling story that stirs deep emotions. it is also a story that would break them here and with that, let's welcome rachel l. swams. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you for coming. in the years leading up to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started doing that and what inspired you. >> i was
wife, michelle obama. >> host: does he have any direct contact with the president? >> guest: no. no contact. after obama won the presidency, the reverend right told me that he sent him a note congratulating him on achieving his amibition, as he put it. and that he didn't expect a note to get to him directly so he gave it to a neighbor of obama, who the reverend wright now to hand-deliver it, and he doesn't know to this day whether that note was deliver. >> host: who is steve rogers who you also interview from chicago. >> guest: a professor at the kellogg school of management at northwestern university. >> host: what was his connection with president obama? >> guest: like many african-american businessmen and leaders, whom i interviewed, he was early -- he was an early backer and supporter of obama. after obama lost a congressional primary to bobby rush in 2000, rush is the former black panther but now congressman. he was deeply in debt. he went around looking for people to donate money to his cause. and steve rogers, very successful businessman at that time before he became a pr
encounter led to headlines in the british tabloids when barack and michele obama visited buckingham palace with a first time in march 2009. at a reception for heads of state attending did g20 summit the queen and circulated informally through the crowd of high-powered gas. as michele and the queen were talking, they turned toward one of her ladies in waiting to show their difference in height. the queen is about 5-foot three or five ft. four. michele, as you know, nearly 6 feet. the first lady put her arm around the queen and responded by lightly in circling machel's waste. the palace videographer told me that they were totally spontaneous gestures. the tabloid it made a fuss about what they called an unthinkable protocol violation by the american first lady. in fact, the queen was completely relaxed about what heard top advisers called for a display of affection and appreciation. elizabeth's day at the kentucky derby was arranged by one of her closest american friends, will ferris, a former ambassador to britain and a fellow in thoroughbred breeder. during her fifth private holiday on his
time fawning over black nine entities like my angelou and barack and michelle obama jazeera three equilibrium they are burning with racist words and it comes down on clarence thomas -- thomas and allen was 10 now there is nothing braver than a black conservative. [applause] black people agree with us on policies with their called them racist i think a lot of republicans don't realize there is nothing to be ashamed of. democrats have nothing to be ashamed of. in trees and i tell the story of joe mccarthy were liberals only had to rewrite five years here they have written 200 years for the first hundred liberals refuse to treat blacks like humans in the next century they refuse to treat them like adults. that is what we live with now they have switched history to play the games you pour irish cop i will be a civil-rights champion. seven rewrite back they care for five minutes been day put buckling label on everything game marriage come of right scum of voter fraud. what does that have to do with black people? liberals can slander blacks to say they're too stupid to get a photo id. t
is still existing today and it is striking to me this divide between the perception of michele obama among white women and black women. white women find it appalling she has given up her career to be the first lady. many of my black friends particularly of my generation think it is the most wonderful thing in the world, that he saves her down as it used to be called in the olden days, all women didn't have to be a spinster but in the context of a black man who loves you, this romantic overlay of it, that black women and so rarely seen as beautiful, as lovable, the idea that this symbolic dimension of what michele obama is, clearly adored so much more than all the other first ladies in this very spontaneous lovely way, there's a subtle difference between the way in which black women see her giving up her career that she could do that, and b.a. lady, she is not somebody who is working all the time and our history as we were called a time no matter what. to be able to give that to raise one's children and have one's mother also there is a little bit different, a little bit subtle but powerful
between michele obama and white women and black women. something she has given up her career to be the first lady. and many think it is the most wonderful thing in the world. the successful woman didn't have to be a spencer bachus actually in the context of a man that loves you -- there is a romantic overlay. they are so rarely seen as beautiful and lovable. but this symbolic dimension of what michele obama, she so clearly is adored in this lovely spontaneous way. i think there is a subtle difference in the way in which black women -- that she could give up her career and be a lady, but she is not someone who is working all the time. our history as has been we work all the time no matter what. and to be able to give that up and helping one's own children -- i think it's very powerful in terms of this function when we talk about marriage. >> okay, weird when ask you one last question before we open for a q&a. the question i want to pose is what is next. what's next? what is next for the obama administration. it can be a grassroots on the ground question. >> okay. we can talk a
, dogs don't seem to take to me. [inaudible] >> what's your name again? >> michelle. not michelle obama. [laughter] >> two ls. >> yes, you are fantastic. >> thank you. thank you, bless you, michelle. >> hi. >> hello. >> nice to meet you. >> nice to meet you. what's your name, is this for you? is. >> my name's logan. >> nice to meet you, logan, what do you do? >> i'm a writer myself. a few weeks ago i had
, her argument on most of the literature was michelle obama. her support was clearly used in the campaign. >> i think a combination of those things moved us forward. >> thank you very much to the panel. it was a great discussion. [applause] >>> republican senator marco rubio from florida will be the keynote speaker in saturday at the political fund-raiser for iowa governor terri branstad. he has been mentioned a a potential presidential candidate. live coverage on c-span at 7:30 p.m. eastern. >>> in a few moments the chairman of the president's counsel of economic advisers on the economy and job creation. in about 40 minutes republican senator tom coburn of oklahoma outlines ways the pentagon could cut spending. the congressional report on the mf global bankruptcy. and later we'll reair forum on how the election affected the lgbt community. >> the peterson foundation host the to forum the fiscal climb at 8:a.m. eastern. panelist include former federal reserve chairman allen green span and paul broker. >> if you will two feats. and i'm going to briefly describe each of them
, at least at sterling is correct, the picture and most of the literature with michelle obama, but her support was clearly used in the campaign. >> yeah, a combination of those things has missed this sort of >> and spanish in the panel. it was a great discussion. [applause] >> thanks, everyone for coming. good night. >> at the last nearly half-century to the discussion of the assassination has been dominated by two schools of thought or if you will two faiths. i'm going to very briefly describe each of them and how they approach the evidence in the case. to begin with, there's the church of the loan assassin whose adherents insist both oswald and ruby were essentially loathe dot's who murdered john kennedy and lee harvey oswald respectively for their own personal reasons. on the other side with the church of the grand conspirators and their adherents frequently rather bake about exactly what they think could happen and who is responsible, but they are to be convinced there was a large conspiracy conviction involving figures within u.s. government and a massive cover-up. >> chairman of
that of the service of her sons. dr. biden has co-sponsored with our first lady, michelle obama, the national initiative joining forces, providing support and expanding opportunities for veterans and active duty personnel and their families. that exemplifies the commitment to those who serve and who have served, and the strength of character of jill biden and of her home, the first state. i know delaware's citizens will honor their state's namesake, follow her as she comes to life in a few years and embrace those who sail in her for decades to come as she in turn honors the first state's legacy, and she sails the seas in defense of our nation and upholding her state's motto: freedom and liberty. and the navy motto, forever courageous. now, it's my happy privilege to introduce the sponsor of the uss delaware, dr. jill biden. [applause] >> thank you, secretary maybus, for that kind introduction. this is a very exciting day. as a proud military mom and a very delawarean, i am honored to sponsor the uss delaware. one of the best parts of serving as second lady is that i have the opportunity to me
-lasting marriages, low likelihood of raising children alone. michele obama was a health care executive making a lot of money and barack obama was in law school doing public service and they have switched places where he is the main guy and she is the supporter and this is a pretty common pattern of marriage among the college-educated and it has proved to be a stable, good model where as for everybody else in america for the 70% of americans who don't have a college degree marriage is disappearing. people are not getting married. if they are getting married they have high divorce rate and rates of single motherhood are astronomical. it is largely because women are doing everything and the men are dropping out of society. they are not finding themselves -- i reported this in this town in alabama, a hard time getting on their feet figuring out how to remake themselves and what you see is a lot of men going on disability or just not dropping out of the work force. we have the lowest labor force participation rate among men they have had since the 1940s. i want to close off by explaining what the -- wha
a lot of the vice presidentials. we saw both michelle obama and ohio had to events. joe biden had her first and only solo campaign event yesterday in ohio. we are seeing a lot of the presidential candidates. we're going wherever they are. host: tom tory was joining us from cleveland. meanwhile we are live in lakewood, ohio. thank you for being with us. guest: my pleasure. host: next is carolyn, democrat's line. good afternoon. caller: i am just calling to say that i am very pleased with my president. he has done all he can to work with the republicans. they will not work with him. i am from a small town. it is evident how vindictive they are. the way they did president obama, and they have not done anything. they said religion was off the table. what i have read about organism, i do not want nobody that doesn't serve god. host: republican line. caller: i am just disgusted to listen to all these lies. i just listen to biden. i would like to know -- i like the americans to know if obama is president again we're going to end up like russia. there are thousands of family in cincinnati tha
and michelle obama who she is and can make america who we need to be with only if we focus to prioritize that. i saw that when he came into office and we were on the verge of potentially a second great depression people were focused on the stimulus and he said we can't pass the bill, an economic recovery build a central focus on education both investment and reform from early learning to head start to the kate wolf and post secondary. he's also had a consistent dissatisfaction with the status quo. it goes back education before comfortable with how we are doing he knows the kids across the country are getting shortchanged because we haven't done well enough and he has been a change agent to make changes in education. and he's always listened to people on the ground. i've been with him in new orleans before he was president listening to students and city members and what's actually going on. the believe has been translated into a core education policy agenda that i think has been very not only important but in some ways unique in recent days education. he shifted the role in many ways to focus
marriage. michelle obama is working and barack was in law school and now she's the first lady. theoretically people can flip-flop and to some extent it's not uncommon these days to have a marriage where couples kind of take turns and i think that takes the pressure off of marriage, say like the marriage is one read about in 1952 where the woman felt unfulfilled and the man felt like there was a news around his neck. that model of marriage has loosened up a bit and created happy stable marriages. >> host: but i wonder that kids. there are clearly more kids in daycare, small children than there were 40 years ago. >> guest: lots of countries have -- scandinavian countries, children go to daycare when they are one and mother's day home. i don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. mothers do -- politically neutral and they only measure like you and measure americans homage time do do you spend in leisure activities and how much time you spend with your kids? parents spend more time with their kids now than they did in the 60's and 70's. don't ask me how. >> host: but if, and i'
others. >> the picture, if darlene is correct, her argument that on the literature was michelle obama. that her support was clearly used in a campaign. >> so i think a combination of those things has really moved forward. >> thanks very much to the panel. it's a great discussion. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thanks everyone for coming. goodnight. >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> the mindset of the world well into the mid-1990s was that wireline access with stuff either on polls poles are buried on the ground was the key to understanding competition in telecommunications. the intriguing part of the wireless story is how very few people inside the industry, that is why the mckinsey report came out the way it did -- though was that it wasn't just judge green and the fcc who did not understand the potential of wireless. it was the entire industry except for a few visionaries who were sort of regard it as kooks. and so, what turned out to be the case was that the hope that some people had that you could have a robustly
in both the public and private sector. and to his right is michele flournoy who was very relieved ththe undersecretary of defense for policy in the obama administration, senior advisor to the president's reelection campaign, and is also cofounder of the center for a new american security. and maybe i will start it off with a question for both of you and then we'll go to the audience. secretaries that time, it seems to me that one of the biggest differences between governor romney and president obama at least in the public statements is in terms of the style of american leadership in the world. and governor romney has made it clear he believes the presence of leadership is not the right approach and is perhaps undercut american security. so can you talk about specifically how the romney administration would approach the american role of the world, how it would deal differently? and then perhaps secretary flournoy after to defend the obama administration's approach and why you think governor romney's criticism is not founded. >> well, i agree that there's clear differences in style. there
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